Aside from car crashes, slip and fall accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in Ontario and throughout Canada. Like car accidents, slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries that affect victims for quite some time.
If you or someone you love was injured in a slip and fall accident, contact the law firm of Greg Monforton and Partners to schedule a free case evaluation and learn if you may qualify for compensation. There is no cost to determine if you may be eligible to be compensated for medical costs, loss of income if you missed work and other damages related to your accident.
Greg Monforton and Partners has been protecting the rights of the injured in Ontario since 1981 while recovering over $150 million in compensation on behalf of our clients. This includes a recovery of $400,000 for a man who was diagnosed with quadriplegia after a fall from a ledge.
Founder Greg Monforton is a past president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and has been selected for Best Lawyers in Canada each year since 2006.
Our firm never represents product manufacturers or insurance companies. We only protect the people.
Contact a Windsor slip and fall lawyer. Call (866) 320-4770.
How Can Greg Monforton & Partners Help You?
Injury victims who hire a licensed attorney often receive more compensation for their damages if their case is successful.
The Windsor slip and fall lawyers at Greg Monforton and Partners have a proven record of helping injury victims get the compensation they deserve. Our goal is to obtain the maximum allowable compensation to cover past, present and future medical costs, loss of income, pain and suffering and other damages.
The first thing we can do is review your claim in a free consultation. This meeting carries no obligation to take legal action, so there is no risk to you. This is your chance to ask any questions you may have, and for us to help determine if you may have a valid case.
If we find you have a case, we are prepared to manage the complexities of the legal process on your behalf. There are many important tasks our lawyers are prepared to help you with, including:
- Investigating the accident scene, including taking pictures, obtaining video footage, interviewing witnesses and searching for other pieces of evidence to prove the cause of injury
- Obtaining and reviewing medical documentation to prove the severity of your injuries
- Hiring industry experts to further validate your claim
- Accurately calculating your damages and negotiating with insurers for maximum compensation
- Preparing your case for trial, if needed
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Do I Have a Valid Slip and Fall Case?
Slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere. They are often caused by wet or slippery surfaces, damaged or uneven flooring, debris, cluttered walkways and poorly lit areas. Severe injuries may result from these falls and the property owner may be liable.
However, proving negligence in these types of claims is likely to be difficult without the help of a knowledgeable lawyer who has experience winning these types of cases. The Windsor slip and fall lawyers at Greg Monforton and Partners have recovered compensation for slip and fall victims and are well-versed in laws that apply to these cases, such as the Ontario Occupiers’ Liability Act.
This law defines an occupier as a person who owns the property where the victim was injured. An occupier could be a homeowner, landlord, property manager or someone else who is responsible for the condition of the premises.
Whether the premises are public or private, the occupier is legally liable to provide a duty of care to guests and visitors. The duty of care is to ensure the property is maintained to be reasonably safe and free of hazardous conditions.
However, the occupier’s duty of care does not cover risks that you willingly take on when you enter the property. That said, the occupier still owes you a duty not to create a dangerous condition with the deliberate intent of hurting you. The occupier is also prohibited from acting with reckless disregard for the presence of visitors on his or her property.
If the occupier should have known about the unsafe condition that led to your injury, the occupier could be at fault for breaching a duty of care. You and your lawyer must prove that your injuries and other damages would not have occurred unless there was a breach of the duty of care.
How Much Could I Recover in a Slip and Fall Case?
Since no two slip and fall accidents are identical, it can be difficult to determine the value of your claim without consulting with a licensed Windsor slip and fall lawyer. Greg Monforton & Partners offers a free legal consultation where you can discuss the potential value of your claim. We know how important compensation can be as victims look to recover from an injury.
Some of the damages that may be available include:
- Medical costs, including the cost of doctor appointments, surgeries, hospital stays, medical equipment, medications, transportation in an ambulance, etc.
- Physical and/or occupational therapy and rehabilitation
- At-home healthcare services
- Lost income and/or benefits if you were forced to miss work because of your injury
- Pain and suffering, including psychological and emotional trauma
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How Much Time Do I Have to File a Claim?
You only have two years from the date of the slip and fall accident to take legal action. If you fail to file your claim within the two-year period, it is likely the court will dismiss your claim and you may be ineligible for financial compensation.
However, if you were injured on government-owned property, you are required to notify the municipality within 10 days if you intend to take legal action, otherwise you could be barred from pursuing compensation.
It is important to discuss your situation with one of our experienced Windsor slip and fall lawyers to determine how much time you have to file a claim.
What Causes Slip and Fall Accidents?
There are many reasons why slips, trips and falls can occur. Many of these accidents are caused by playing sports, doing household chores or by simply walking.
Some of the conditions that can result in slip and fall accidents include:
- Wet floors
- Gaps between two types of flooring
- Torn carpets
- Un-textured or uneven concrete
- Broken escalators
- Unsafe or narrow stairs
- Missing handrails
- Safety code violations
- Malfunctioning elevators
- Debris in store aisles or on walkways
- Poor lighting
If you are unsure whether you have a valid case, contact a trusted Windsor slip and fall lawyer at Greg Monforton and Partners to set up your free consultation.
Common Types of Injuries That Can Result from a Slip and Fall
The site of impact, angle of impact and presence of other objects can all affect the type and severity of the injury caused by a slip and fall.
Common examples of trauma that may be sustained from a slip and fall include:
- Bruising of the skin
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Facial wounds
- Neck strains
- Pinched nerves
- Sprains and strains in the joints
- Shoulder dislocations
- Broken bones or fractures
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
Slip and fall injuries could be permanent or life-threatening. The physical, emotional and financial costs can be staggering. When a slip and fall injury occurs because of another's negligence, it is important for the victim to contact an experienced lawyer for legal help.
Reach Out to a Licensed Windsor Slip and Fall Lawyer for Help
Whether you or a loved one suffered a slip and fall accident, it is important to discuss the situation with a licensed attorney who may be able to help you.
The Windsor slip and fall lawyers at Greg Monforton and Partners are prepared to fight for maximum compensation on your behalf. Schedule your free case evaluation today or chat with one of our legal professionals online. There are no costs or fees while we work on your case and we do not get paid unless we win financial compensation for your claim. Your information will always be kept confidential, and your initial case evaluation is free.
Take a look at our client testimonials page to see what some of our satisfied clients have to say about their experience with our firm.
Our office is located in Windsor at 1 Riverside Drive West, Suite 801, which is only a five minute drive from the Windsor Regional Hospital - Ouellette Campus.
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